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Sunday, July 22, 2012


I love the idea from Betty Crocker for Greek Salad Kabobs! I would rather have a tzatziki sauce to go with it than a honey yogurt sauce. But that's just me... I never follow the rules! Tzatziki usually is finished off with mint... me? I use basil! Yeah! I'm twisted that way! :-)

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream, plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
1 cucumber

Pinch of Kosher Salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 lemon, juiced and zest
1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1-1/2 cloves garlic, peeled
5 basil leaves, chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste

At least 8 hours before making the Tzatziki, place the yogurt in a paper towel lined strainer over another bowl and leave it in the fridge 8 hours or even  overnight. This makes the yogurt the perfect consistency. This step is not necessary if using Greek yogurt, but check the consistency to insure that it is thick enough.
Peel and seed the cucumber. Place the cucumbers on a tea towel sprinkle with Kosher salt. This will leech out a lot of the water and help assure you have a thick sauce. After the water has leeched out, squeeze the towel and ring out the water.
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients. Process until well-combined.
Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor, over night is suggested.

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